The Best Week December 2013

2013 ends with a flourish, plenty of going’s on indoors and out. Balance holiday prep and fun times, get out there and have the best week…

3 Can’t Miss Events

December 4
Go With Courage Holiday Shopping Event
The Roslyn Hotel

Help the Breast Cancer Research Foundation create a day care for children of those with cancer.

December 5
Dennis Miller
The Paramount, Huntington

The comedian of many hats returns to the stage alone and uncensored. Expect him to go off on a rant, here.

December 21
Joe Rock and The All Stars
Giacomo Jack’s, Amityville

Local lauded bluesy rocker and rotating cast of All Stars will join forces with Twisted Sister bassist Mark Mendoza.

7 Great Days

Embark on a beginner’s snowboarding odyssey at one of the northeast’s friendly mountains. Link those turns while more experienced companions schuss above, then check out local hotspots and amenities après-board.

Start the week off light (and recouping after yesterday’s strenuousness). Stay in and catch up on the top five films of the year. Suggested popcorn pairing: An effervescent gin fizz.

See an evening showing of Tennessee Williams’ breakout play The Glass Menagerie on Broadway. It could be after work, but Manhattan’s winter festivities beckon (you didn’t hear that from us).

Holiday shopping doesn’t have to be an exercise in navigating stuffy crowds. Wednesdays are quieter at our shopping emporiums and visiting smaller boutiques is always quaint. This season keep it local, reference our Gift Finder.

At Stony Brook, view The Long Island Museum’s Coney Island and Jones Beach: Empires by the Sea exhibition to reconnect with memories of summers passed, perhaps even contemplate those to come. Across town imbibe the cocktail stories of mixologist David Marzano at Pentimento.

Test your rebel yell in Huntington. Start with Rabble-Rousers at Heckscher and/or works of local artists at 9 East Contemporary Art. Throw final caution to the wind gaming at Resorts World Casino.

Absorb history of film, television and video games at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria and explore the world of fashion giant Jean Paul Gaultier at the Brooklyn Museum. Temper the intellectual headiness with a nightcap at The Clover Club.